The Library of Congress > LCCN Permalink

View this record in:  MARCXML | LC Authorities & Vocabularies | VIAF (Virtual International Authority File)External Link

Organisation Armée secrète

LC control no.n 50003492
Descriptive conventionsrda
Corporate name headingOrganisation Armée secrète
    Browse this term in  LC Authorities  or the  LC Catalog
Organisation de l'armée secrète (France)
Secret Army Organization (France)
Beginning date1961
Ending date1962
Associated countryFrance Algeria
Field of activityAlgeria--History--Autonomy and independence movements Algeria--History--Revolution, 1954-1962 France--Colonies French--Algeria
Found inLa Nef. Histoire de la guerre d'Algérie, 1962.
Wikipedia, March 10, 2018 (Organisation armée secrète, OAS; short-lived right-wing French dissident paramilitary organization during the Algerian War (1954-1962); carried out terrorist attacks in an attempt to prevent Algeria's independence from French colonial rule; formed out of existing networks which had carried out attacks on the FLN (Algerian National Liberation Front) since early in the war; officially formed in Francoist Spain, in Madrid, January 1961, as a response by some to the 8 January 1961 referendum on self-determination concerning Algeria, organized by de Gaulle; did bombings and assassinations in both France and Algeria, estimated to have caused 2000 deaths between April 1961 and April 1962)